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Paul Scholes: A scrawny little kid who became a titan

It is one of the glories of football that a scrawny and diminutive youngster with asthma can become a titan. Scholes moved people with the incongruity of his achievements as much as the impact of his play. He had emerged well before the period when sports science could help take, say, Lionel Messi from being a boy with growth-hormone deficiencies to a terror of a centre-forward.

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